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Slide set: Diogenes and the naughty boys of Corinth (recitation: Wrench & Son, 12 slides, in/before 1887)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1**
Diogenes in his barrel
Slide 2**
The boys annoy him by knocking
Slide 3**
Diogenes calls out 'who's there?'
Slide 4**
The boys drench him with water
Slide 5**
Diogenes comes out dripping wet
Slide 6**
The boys roll the barrel about
Slide 7**
Diogenes calls out 'stop'
Slide 8**
Two nails catch in their clothes
Slide 9**
The boys are pulled over the tub
Slide 10
The boys are rolled under the tub
Slide 11**
The boys are rolled out flat
Slide 12
Diogenes at rest again
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1887-1914 (item ref. 116)

in stock of J. Brandon Medland, 1889

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892-1898

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1769)

in stock of Peter Feathers, 1901

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 730)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (latest possible 1887)
Source of slide images

Wilhelm Busch, Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Corinth (Munich: 1863)

Reading or song
Related slide sets

see generic title Diogenes and the boys of Corinth (generic set title – 4 different versions are known)

possibly same as Diogenes and the naughty boys of Corinth (story: Newton & Co., 12 slides, in/before 1899)

People involved in slide production

BUSCH, Wilhelm  (1832-1908) – creator of source image(s), all 12 slides


The Indispensable handbook reference to this as a Life Model is probably an error, referring instead to the Pumphrey set which precedes this in the list in that book.

The Indispensable handbook also attributes this set to York, but the 1905 Riley catalogue shows it as maker 'E', i.e. Wrench, and references in other catalogues would support this.

The images are closely based on the Busch cartoons Diogenes und die bösen Buben von Korinth of 1863, but have been redrawn for this set.


10 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000464

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 May 2024

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